Wow, where did July go? It just seemed to disappear. In a way, I am excited about going back to work later this month. I know most in the education business love their time off in the summer, but usually by August I am ready to go back to work. I should not make excuses for being late with my August read, but I have to be honest, the last few days have been quite busy here at the Pehote house. Plus another one of my Geekly Loves is politics, so I have been online reading about the election results. So my goal is to find a book by the weekend. I mentioned earlier I may try the sequel to The Lion's Game, but I may save that for a later date. Not sure how I feel about reading the books back to back. I may have to read a classic or education based work to get me in back to school mode. Hope everyone is having a great summer. Let me know if you have a good recommendations.
So, how many of you have remember using an old style, card catalog? You know, you want to find a book in your local library, so you pull out the long drawers flipping through cards. Well those days are long gone of course (thankfully) and nearly all libraries use an electronic catalog system to keep track of their collections. Many of the school districts in Wayne County are using a system developed by Follett . It is a great system for school age children and prepares them for many of the advanced catalogs available in public and university libraries. Catalog software is quite expensive and really impractical for home libraries. Some book lovers may create their own spreadsheet or database to keep track of their books, however there is a great (free) tool online to not only catalog your books, but also meet and communicate with other book lovers online. The site librarything.com is a wonderful site that lets you catalog your own home library. Think of it as a "Facebook